Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Media Foundation H265 Stream Parsing Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-16915)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-1004
Date Published: 13 Oct 2020
Severity: Low
Last Updated: 13 Oct 2020
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-16915
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows Media Foundation. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of H265 media files. A remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by enticing a victim user to open a maliciously crafted media file or open the folder containing the file.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Media Foundation H265 Stream Parsing Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-16915) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Media Foundation H265 Stream Parsing Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-16915)

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